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Into it. Over It To Release New Album Intersections

Big Scary Monsters are delighted to announce the release of Into It. Over It’s new album, Intersections, alongside a headline UK tour.

Into It. Over It

Into It. Over It

Into It. Over It is the brainchild of Chicago resident Evan Weiss and this is his fourth full-length album under the Into It. Over It guise. The culmination of the long trail of LPs, EPs, cassettes and splits with acclaimed artists like Daniel Johnston and Bob Nanna of Braid, Intersections was recorded at the legendary Soma Electronic Music Studios by producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine). While the concept of the album started out centering around different intersections in Chicago, as the writing progressed it shifted toward intersections in Weiss’ life, making each song a glimpse into where things were in the past and how that impacts today.

You can hear a sample track from the new album called Spinning Thread.

The album is up for pre-order including limited edition vinyl via www.bsmrocks.com.

Into It. Over It tour the UK (with a full band for the first time ever) this November:

You can catch Into It. Over It live on the following dates in November:
10 – The Borderline, London
11 – Victoria Inn, Derby
12 – Alter Ego, Manchester
13 – Audio, Glasgow
14 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
15 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16 – The Exchange, Bristol
17 – The Joiners, Southampton
18 – Fighting Cocks, Kingston

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Tall Ships – Everything Touching

Tall Ships are back with their outstanding debut album Everything Touching released jointly through Big Scary Monsters and Blood and Biscuits.

Available since October 8, Everything Touching is the first time this band have had a chance to show what they can really do. Everything Touching features the most recent single T=O and forthcoming single, Gallop, as well as re-worked and re-recorded versions of the classic EP tracks, Books and Ode To Ancestors.

Tall Ships

Tall Ships album cover for Everything Touching

Throughout the album, strong Muse influences can be heard especially in the style of guitar in Best Ever. None of the tracks on this album sound similar to one another which is why it’s such a great first listen. Each track is easily distinguishable as its own bit of original creation. There is sometimes nothing worse than an album where all the tracks merge into one long song. It becomes dull but Everything Touching is far from dull.

Phosphorescence is one of the more melodic tracks compared to the beginning two, T=O and Best Ever. It has more of a pop rhythm behind it while still maintaining its rock influences. The drum beat will have you tapping along while the vocals will get you humming in no time. It has a great feel to it and is reasonably upbeat compared to most of the other tracks on the record.

After the few minutes that is the pleasant Phosphorescence, Oscar swaps the album back to anthemic towards the end of the song while forthcoming single, Gallop seems to have its influences in the Editors and Tom Smith’s way of singing. Idolatry however really is a track a step away from the rest. With its 1980s drum beat kick starting the song, it is much more soulful and calming than previous tracks on the record. Chris Martin’s vocals seem to have been a main influence for this song.

Murmurations is the last song on the record and is a fantastic instrumental track that continues to build enthusiasm throughout. Ending with a choir singing is original in its style. Musically, this song is based around electro chill out music but having the choir at the end really helps to pull it all together to make it a substantial song. Murmurations leaves you satisfied.

Everything Touching is an album you should all hear. It’s not too pompous or too bland, it’s just right. Tall Ships have done themselves proud with this debut album.

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